Highly Cost-Effective Touchpanel Provides Complete, Customized Electronic Home Systems Control for Wall-Mounted Applications
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – August 7, 2007 - Custom installers looking for a cost-effective touchpanel solution for controlling audio/video components, lights, or other electronic systems in the home, need to look no further than RTI‘s new RK2. The RK2, which mounts flush in a wall, features a 2.4” high-contrasts LCD touchpanel that is small enough to unobtrusively integrate with any room‘s décor, yet is detailed enough to display custom text, graphics, and animations with crisp clarity. It is completely customizable, programmable and upgradeable.
“The RK2 provides a high-value option for homeowners who want a simple and stylish way to control their home‘s electronic systems,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “The RK2 balances form and function perfectly, since it is powerful enough to manage any size system while discreetly blending with a home‘s interior. And because the user interface is so intuitive, it is easy for anyone to enjoy precise control over their entire home systems, even if they‘ve never used an in-wall touchpanel before.”
The RK2 was developed to provide a flexible interface that can control entertainment systems such as distributed music systems as well as environmental/lifestyle functions such as lighting, HVAC, motorized window curtains, pools and fountains.
When used with available RTI accessory devices, the RK2 is capable of infrared routing, relay control, power-sensing, and RS-232 communications for advanced control.
In addition to its bright, high-contrast monochrome touchscreen, the RK2 features seven hard buttons, which can be programmed for any command, or assigned unlimited step macro command strings for exceptionally precise and automated control over any component or system. Non-volatile flash memory keeps all settings intact even when power is lost.
RTI engineers designed the RK2 not only to satisfy its end users, but to be a smart solution for installers, who are required to seamlessly integrate control products with the rest of their systems. The RK2 has two built-in power-sense inputs, which allow the controller to monitor the power status of linked components and implement intelligent energy management plans. The controller‘s front panel features an IR receiver to provide IR pass-through control over connected equipment via remote control.
Programming is easy, fast and convenient thanks to RTI‘s award-winning, WindowsÂ® based TheaterTouch Designer™ software. The industry‘s benchmark solution, TheaterTouch brings drag-and-drop simplicity to the programming process.
Of significant benefit to both users and installers, is a wide array of additional of well-thought-out features including a stylish low-profile faceplate with snap-on attachment, integrated mounting wings for easy installation, choice of gray or black front plate and buttons, a plasma-friendly infrared receiver for command pass-through, the capacity to drive wire runs up to 1,000 feet, and USB programming.
The RK2 In-Wall System Controller is available now at an MSRP of $449.
• New RK2 features complete touch-screen electronic systems control.
• In addition to home theater and audio systems, all other electronic home systems can be controlled, i.e., security, lighting, drapes, etc.
• Remarkably affordable for its level of ease and power.
• Completely customizable, programmable and upgradeable.
• Easy-to-read LCD displays custom buttons, text, and graphics.
• In addition to touch-screen, incorporates seven assignable/programmable pre-labeled keypad buttons for control of commonly used functions.
• Optional modules for voltage and power-sensing (to monitor power status of equipment and prevent inadvertent turn-off) and RS-232 control.
• USB Programming.
• Programmed via proprietary, award-winning TheaterTouch Designer™ software
• Available Now at an MSRP of $449.
About Remote Technologies Inc.
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the leading manufacturer of innovative, sophisticated, yet user friendly control systems. RTI‘s wide array of elegant hardware and software solutions are marketed exclusively through the custom installation channel.
RTI was founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market. This unwavering commitment was expanded and formalized in March 2007 with RTI‘s C2C™ (Committed to Custom) initiative which includes expanded tech support hours, enhanced training through both its Advanced Control University (ACU) and in the field, and the C2C orientation will inform and shape every aspect of RTI‘s continued evolution. C2C highlights RTI‘s dedication to the custom installation market, making it the leader in creating wireless hardware and software control solutions that effectively address the challenges facing electronic systems installers and integrators.
RTI’s belief in offering its products exclusively through custom dealers and trained professional integrators is a guiding passion, centered on the customization of any size home theater or other electronic system. The company‘s design philosophy emphasizes an intuitive and enjoyable experience in using its award-winning products, from its universal system controllers, to signal storage and processing devices, and PC programming software.
For additional information on RTI and all its innovative products please visit www.rticorp.com.
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